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Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Eligible Majors: Journalism
Application Period: February 28, 2017
Scholarship Amount: $5000

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF) became an official California 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation on May 17, 1999, to perpetuate Jim Murray’s legacy and his love for and dedication to his extraordinary career in journalism.

The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds throughout the year to provide scholarships for second and third year undergraduate journalism students. The JMMF coordinates a nationwide essay competition, with winners decided by a panel of nationally known journalists. The greater the success of the JMMF's fund-raising events, the more financial support it will provide for talented students.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • An applicant must be a citizen of the United States; pending application for citizenship does not qualify a person to apply.
  • An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2017 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in Spring of 2018 or 2019 and not mid-year.
  • An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and be enrolled full-time.
  • An applicant must show, integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.

Students must submit an original essay and application. Essay topic, essay guidelines and the application can be found here.

Essays and applications must be submitted to by February 28, 2017.

More information about the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation can be found on their website.

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